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 Post subject: K98 Stock
PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 2:29 am 
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I was given this k98 stock that someone has done some carveing on it. Now my question is do i try and restore it or do I remove the metal fittings and sell them and use the stock for kindleing wood. Here are pics of the damage done. Why someone would do this to a good stock it is complete with bayonet lug, barrel bands, hand guard, butt cup, breakdown disks. I await your opinions


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Sell the parts and burn it, mate, because it's unretreivable as a WWII stock :(

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Could I just add, maybe you could steam (large fish steamer) it firstly to get rid of the lacquer and years of dirt, also this helps to bring any dents out of it. Then I would lightly sand it and collect the saw dust, using a PVA glue mix the saw dust and fill the hole, lightly sand down to flat, you may have to repeat this part so keep some saw dust to make a new mix.
If you get the required result you are after finish with teak oil, and work the woodwork with your own hands the natural oils off your hands works wonders.
Here’s a shot of my Rife with a spare stock

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That's had too much taken out of it, Mike. Looks to be 5mm each side, total 1cm thinner. If you sand it flush, it will go in and out from grip to butt-cup. All the filler in the world will never get it looking right. Far better to sell the bits and put the cash to a replacement.

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I also have a walnut stock from a chinese mauser I thought maybe i could take the butt cup and put it on the that stock along with the breakdown disk and the drill and carve the sling attachment area.

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Yeah i think it could be a little too far gone..would like to know why it has been carved though, it looks like it's been done for a reason (off to look in the books)..i would keep the stock though...good to practice on

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Yeah, flog the metalwork but keep the wood to experiment with.

After all, who wants to dice with death putting something untested on their K98 stock?


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